“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” — Proverbs 22:1 ESV
I have heard many different individuals mention, from the pulpit and even smaller settings as well, “I don’t care what people think or say about me.” I understand people’s opinion shouldn’t move us or disrupt what God is accomplishing in our lives, but is that right, or is it a complete precept of the saints?
“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.” (Proverbs 11:3)
The quality of your character is way to be a light in a dark world, an illustration of hope in a confusing time. It’s bigger than the perceptions of others. It’s our position as believers to be different and to have integrity. The gifts, the talents, the abilities, the education, will get you into places and positions, but the quality of your character will keep you there.
Ask 3 people that are close to you (and that you know will be honest) to share one truth about an area of your life that reflects a strength, and – here’s the hard part – ask them to share a part your character that could be changed as well.
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home.” – Henry Drummond
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth.